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Old 08-23-2005, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, first post, but all the other forums I post at the people aren't really that knowledgeable about tech stuff!

I'm looking at these two processor/mobo combos

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-Sempron 3100+ s754 Palermo core
-DFI LanParty 250GB Mobo
Price: $340 CAD

2.
-Athlon 64 3000+ s939
-MSI K8N Neo4-F Mobo
Price: $340 CAD

I know this sound silly, the obvious choice is the MSI/Athlon combo. But I'm looking at the overclockability that the sempron and dfi combo offers me. I mean its pretty impressive! I'll be using OCZ Premier ram too, 1gb dual channel kit (I know 754 only handles single channel) so I'm hoping to get a nice OC happening.


I need your opinions on which to go for.
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd still say the Athlon.
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i dont know about overclockability but i would say the 3000+ is faster then the 3100+ semperon.
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Athlon, definately. Great overclockability there. And athlon 64s perform better than Semprons anyways. With good hardware, I've seen the Athlon 64 3000+ overclocked to 3Ghz. Thats like the speed of a FX-55, taking into account the L2 cache.
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Whoa okay, great!! Thanks!!
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